Reasons Why I Carry A Gun

I stumbled across this article the other day and enjoyed it tremendously. I think you will, too. Pay attention as this older gentleman lays out  – in plain and simple English – his reasons for bearing a gun in self-defense.

I don’t carry a gun to kill people.

I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don’t carry a gun to scare people.

I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid.

I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil.

I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government.

I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry.

I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.

I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m a cowboy.

I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man.

I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate.

I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don’t carry a gun because I love it.

I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police protection is an oxymoron.

Free citizens must protect themselves.

Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a butt whoopin’.

HT Godfather Politics

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8 thoughts on “Reasons Why I Carry A Gun”

  1. I plan on getting a concealed carry license as soon as it is legal for me to. Thank you for posting this; it just about sums it all up.

  2. I don’t carry a gun because i would probably shoot myself I’m so clumsy, but I don’t blame people for carrying a gun these days. Good post, Ink.

  3. I’m with Apeslugger! One of the best posts I’ve read in a long time. I love the ‘cowboy’ one. ;) And the poster is great! I’ve seen a comic which depicted a sign in front of a house which read something along the lines of: “My neighbors want to ban guns! Their home is unarmed. To respect their opinion, I promise not to use my guns to defend them”.

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